Can meditation beyond one hour daily be counter-productive?
Jim Malloy, a meditation teacher of 37 years experience, said in reply to a question on his website meditationcenter.com :
I've been getting a lot of enquiries lately, regarding increased meditation time, so first, here are the guidelines I generally recommend:
• 10 - 15 minutes a day for the first month.
• 15 - 20 minutes once a day, or 10 - 15 minutes twice a day for a year or so.
• 20 minutes once or twice a day for meditators with over a year's experience.
• The same for persons with quite a few years of experience, but for those who feel the need for more, I suggest capping it at 1 hour a day.
Elsewhere also, he has opined that meditation beyond 1 hour daily can be counter-productive.
I will like to know the opinion of experienced meditators on this forum as I still harbour some doubts on this subject.